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There is a new Member Directory format, which now features an index card look with an option for your personal photo. Check it out! Remember, you should update your street address, email address, and phone numbers in your Member Profile to see that they're current and correct.
There's a new Weather Widget down below on the Home Page. It features a dropdown menu of locations, options for weather, wind, and rain forecasts, and a pop-up detailed forecast window, for your riding pleasure or pain.
The Future of Bicycling in Waukesha County - Sunrise Rotary Club
The Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting a presentation on "The Future of Bicycling in Waukesha County", an overview of the Waukesha County comprehensive pedestrian-bicycle plan.
Date: March 13, 2014, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Steinhafels Community Room - 1st Floor of Steinhafels Furniture Superstore
(W231 N1013 County Highway F - just south of I-94)
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
David Burch, PLA is a Manager in the Department of Parks and Land Use. This presentation will provide an overview of the Plan and the process, interaction of State, Regional and Local Plans and officials for project cooperation and partnering, roles and responsibilities of public and private agencies, grant funding, and upcoming projects.
This is a free event open to all adults in the area. Seating is limited and will be on a first come basis. Attendees are asked to park in the store's south parking lot behind Merchandise Pick-Up.
Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.
Iowa County Road Use Ordinance News, Bike League Summit
The Iowa County ordinance regarding road use has passed, and is still problematic.
“Be patient, be reasonable, be inviting. Biking is a growing sport that will be good for Iowa County,” said Duane Swensen, a long-time Iowa County farmer.
Swensen was speaking in opposition to an Iowa County ordinance that would regulate special events, including bike rides and runs, using Iowa County roads. Of about a dozen people who spoke regarding the ordinance, only three were in favor.
Will organized rides like the Dairyland Dare stay in Iowa County now that this ordinance passed/
Stewart Schilling and Michelle Godez-Schilling, who organize the Dairyland Dare and Mark Maffitt the president of the Bombay Bicycle Club, which sponsors the Horribly Hilly Hundred, spoke to the negative impact parts of the ordinance would have on their events and others. A representative of the Dodgeville Humane Society raised concerns about the impact on their fundraising walk. A Dodgeville doctor talked about the health benefits of biking for her patients and noted that she herself was an avid cyclist. A Dodgeville family of three testified about how much they enjoyed the biking and walking events that take place in the county.
The ordinance was proposed last fall and referred to a committee for further work. Some improvements were made, but two major issues remained. The committee removed a requirement for $4 million in liability insurance but replaced that with vague language requiring an amount of insurance that the county deemed appropriate. The ordinance also called for a permit fee, but didn’t specify the amount. Two hundred and fifty dollars has been suggested by some county officials.
Read more at: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/2014/02/18/iowa-county-ordinance-passes-improved-but-still-problematic/
UNITED SPOKES: MOVING BEYOND GRIDLOCK
The 2014 National Bike Summit will unite the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill to advance bicycle safety, funding and equity. Join more than 700 participants from all 50 states as we build momentum in Congress for a Bicycle Friendly America.
The 2014 Summit will be held March 3-5 in Washington, D.C., including the National Women's Bicycling Forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 3.
The Wisconsin vulnerable users bill is threatened. Even though the bill cleared committee in both houses with almost unanimous bi-partisan votes, we've hit a roadblock in getting the bill scheduled for a vote on the floor of the Senate.
We need to get Senate Bill 307 scheduled for a floor vote soon.
You can make this happen! Please contact YOUR state senator and ask that they ask Senate leaders to schedule SB-307 for a vote.
The message is simple:
It's crucial for the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, police officers, farmers and other vulnerable road users for SB-307 to pass this session. Please ask for a Senate floor vote now.
It is important that you send this to YOUR state senator. Legislators listen to their own constituents. You can find your senator easily here:
The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation is supporting legislation that would make it a felony to commit specific traffic violations that kill or injure “vulnerable users” of Wisconsin roads, including bicyclists and pedestrians. The bill mirrors traffic citations handed out in work zones by doubling fines for drivers that injure vulnerable users.
Come And Ride With Us!
Cycle Club is a Milwaukee-based bike
club with more than 120 active members. CCCC is locally renowned for our
schedule of weekly Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday group rides, many overnight
camping rides, and our annual Century Classic ride, now in its 31st
are suitable for beginning recreational riders and veteran long distance riders
alike. Our rides start from convenient Milwaukee metro locations as well as
more rural ride starts, and range from 20 miles to 100+ distances during the
CCCC works with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and is a member of the League of
American Bicyclists. We support local bicycling advocacy and cycling-oriented
Benefits of membership:
- participate in scenic and challenging bike routes
gain proficiency as a cyclist
friendship and camaraderie
safety and support on longer rides
- news of upcoming cycling events and bicycling lore
discounts at local bike shops
2014 Bicycling Video Special
Recent video that cuts to the core of road bicycling...
How To Be A Road Biker! See the You Tube video here:
Bicycling News Live!
bikeradar is a British site with a wide range of cycling competition,
bicycles and gear, and bicycling news features.
Click the logo to teleport yourself to the U.K.
CycloCamping is a website all about bicycle touring, with an emphasis on equipment and camping gear.
Click the pic below to get there.
More Bicycling News...
velonation is a website with a wealth of bicyling news, blogs,
forums, gear reviews, video clips, more...
Click on the logo to join the velo nation.
Lovely Bicycle! is a quaint and personal bicycling blog
with articles on everyday bicycling, commuting,
cycling sociology, fun, adventures, bike repairs, and much more.
You'll find hours of stuff to read there.
Really! Click below to check it out.
CCCC Website Handy Tip #1
Here's an easy way to open the CCCC Ride & Events Calendar with one click, right from your Windows Desktop. (Sorry, Mac users, you'll have to do this with a Mac function).
1. Right click anywhere on your PC desktop.
2. Select New > Shortcut from the popup menu.
3. In the Create Shortcut window that opens, in the field labeled "Type the location of the item: then enter "http://www.creamcitycycleclub.com/calendar" (without the quotes).
4. Then click the Next button at bottom right of the window.
5. Type a name for the new shortcut, like "CCCC Web Calendar"
5. Click the Finish button at bottom right of the Create Shortcut window.
A new desktop icon should appear where you right-clicked to start the shortcut. Double clicking the icon should open the CCCC Events Grid View calendar for you.